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June 8, 2007
Media Advisory: Hockey Celebrity Doug Gilmour and 74-year-old runner Richard Graves go head-to-head at the Toronto Challenge run
On Sunday, June 10, Mayor David Miller will start the race that will determine the winner between hockey icon Doug Gilmour and Richard Graves, a 74-year-old avid runner.

All eyes will be on the finish line at the 16th annual Toronto Challenge, presented by, waiting to see who will cross first - Gilmour or Graves. A friendly rivalry began two years ago when Graves beat out Gilmour in the 5K run. Last year, Gilmour evened the score, setting up this year’s tiebreaker.

The Toronto Challenge offers people of all ages a fun way to celebrate diversity, celebrate seniors and support their community. An aerobics warm-up will get participants ready for the 1k or 5k walks and the 5k run. Councillor Raymond Cho (Ward 42 Scarborough-Rouge River), member of the Homes for the Aged Advisory Committee, will join more than 2,000 participants expected to come out and help raise more than $400,000 for Toronto Homes for the Aged and over 50 community agencies.

Date: Sunday, June 10
Key times: Aerobics warm-up: 9 a.m.
Race start: 9:30 a.m.
Award presentations: 10:30 a.m. (approximately)
Location: Metro Hall, 55 John St. and surrounding areas (corner of King and John streets)

The Toronto Challenge is co-hosted by Toronto Homes for the Aged and For more information, call the Challenge Hotline at 416-392-8911, or visit

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most
creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Cheryl San Juan, Promotion and Communication Officer, Social Development, Finance and Administration, 416-392-5349, 416-528-1800 (cell)



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